Update On Yesterday’s Upper West Side Subway Accidents: One Suicide, One Fall

Following-up on yesterday’s post about two separate incidents of individuals being struck by an uptown train at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 station. One was a suicide by a 62-year-old man, while the other was a 33-year-old male who fell on the tracks and may have been drunk, disoriented, or unstable. He is listed in stable [...]

Upper West Side Week In Review: 10/10 – 10/16/11

A round-up of some of the most popular posts from the past week: Actor Paul Sorvino Hit By Car At Amsterdam & 79th Mystery Skywriting Over The UWS A Mystery No More (But Still Stupid) Two Hurt In Crash At Amsterdam & 79th (Dangerous Corner This Week) Neighborhood Meeting On Proposed West End Avenue Historic [...]

Construction Worker Falls To His Death At UWS Church Of St. Paul The Apostle

More sad neighborhood news on the heels of this morning’s post. A construction worker at The Church Of St. Paul The Apostle (Columbus & 60th) fell to his death on Thursday. He had been working in an “attic-like space” 125 feet above the cathedral floor.

Man Dies Of Apparent Heart Attack At West End & 71st Earlier This Morning

Sad and scary way to start off the week, but frequent MUW contributor Noah snapped a shot of this macabre scene at West End and 71st earlier this morning. UPDATE 11:33 am: Bystander reports “he was on his way to work then dropped dead of a heart attack.”

Man Dies After Suffering Heart Attack In Hudson River During NYC Triathlon

Sad news coming out of today’s NYC Triathlon, which took place mostly on the Upper West Side. A 64-year-old man taking part in the competition suffered an apparent heart attack during the swim portion of the race in the Hudson River. Another participant, a 40-year-old woman, experienced undisclosed health problems, also during the 1.5K swim [...]

Elderly Women Struck & Killed By SUV On Upper West Side

78-year-old Yolanda Casal was killed yesterday by an SUV speeding in reverse to get a parking spot.

Baby’s Death Adds to Scrutiny of Central Park Tree Upkeep

33-year-old Carla DelGallo was hospitalized and her daughter, six-month-old Gianna Ricciutti, was killed on Saturday after a tree branch fell near Central Park Zoo, sparking more questions about the quality of maintenance of the park’s 26,000 trees.  The baby was in her mother’s arms outside of the zoo’s gate when the limb fell, causing head [...]